28-year-old Tvesa Malik of Gurgaon shot 7-under 209 with rounds of 70-69-70 to emerge as the clear winner of the Ladies European Tour Pre-Qualifier Asia played in India for the 2nd year at Classic Golf & CC in Gurgaon from Nov. 8-10.
6 Indians successfully qualified for the LET Final Stage, set to take place from December 16th to 20th in Marrakech, Morocco.
The other three Indians are
Durga Nittur – T-5th – 70-75-70
Ridhima Dilawari – T-5th – 72-70-73
Jasmine Sekhar – T-7th – 74-74-70
17 year old Amateur golfer Avani Prashanth, granted special permission to participate in the qualifier a year early, shot 72-67-73, to finish 2nd at 4-under 212. Currently ranked 56th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), Avani has enjoyed a remarkable 2023 season, achieving several milestones for India. Notably, she triumphed at the Asia Pacific Team Championship in the Philippines and made history as the first Indian to claim victory on the LET Access Series Tour, a prominent second-tier women’s tour in Europe. She continued with a commendable fourth-place finish at the World Amateur in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago.
Following Avani was Pranavi Urs, the 2022 Women’s Golf Association of India rankings winner, who shot 68-75-70 to finish solo-third at 3-under 213.
Pranavi recently secured her LPGA Epson Tour playing rights in America for a second straight year.
Additionally, Seher Atwal who finished tied-9th at 3-over par has also been granted entry for the Final Stage.
The tournament attracted 29 golfers vying for 8 spots in the Final Stage. Among the participants were 11 foreigners hailing from various countries, including South Korea (2), France (1), Netherlands (1), Malaysia (1), USA (1), Indonesia (1), Northern Ireland (1), Japan (1), and Thailand (2).
Furthermore, Sneha Singh, mirroring Pranavi’s achievement in securing a partial card for the Epson Tour, has received a direct entry into the LET Final Stage.
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